The winners advance to the national championship game on January 7 in Santa Clara, California.
First up was the Fighting Irish as they took on Clemson's Tigers in the Cotton Bowl, only to suffer a defeat by a margin of 30-3. Alabama is a six-point favorite and the over-under is 59.5 in the latest Clemson vs. Alabama odds.
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But in the meantime, when Adams rotated in for portions of the second and most of the third quarters, he was totally ineffective. Minnesota scored a season-high 41 points against Miami in the first game under Stefanski and rushed for a season-high 220 yards.
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For the season, Lawrence has completed 239 out of 365 passes for 2933 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Clemson and Alabama will play for first place on January 7. The Tide allowed Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm to throw for 301 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in its 35-28 SEC Championship Game win, and allowed Oklahoma's Kyler Murray to throw for 308 yards, two touchdowns and no picks in its 45-34 semifinal victory. Damien Harris is the team's top rusher with 819 yards and nets almost 6 yards per carry.